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Man has part of finger amputated after Luton dog attack

A 71-year-old man had part of his finger amputated and his poodle was put down after they were attacked by three other dogs in Luton.

The attack happened in Limbury Park as the man was walking with his dog near Watermead Road on 15 June.

Three bull terrier type dogs attacked the man and poodle at about 1500 BST.

The man was taken to hospital and had his finger partially amputated. The poodle was injured and had to be put to sleep.

'Horrific incident'

The officer in charge of the investigation, Pc Carolyn Hoare, of Bedfordshire Police, said she was keen to trace the three dogs involved in the attack together with their owner.

Pc Hoare said: "This was an horrific incident and as it happened in a public place it is possible that other members of the public witnessed the attack and can help identify who owns the dogs concerned.

"The three dogs involved are all described as a bull terrier type breed; one was white, another black and white and the third brindle/brown in colour.

"The police searched the area after the attack but it is believed they ran from the park towards Westmorland Avenue."

Anyone with information about the dogs or their owner is urged to contact Bedfordshire Police.

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